Osun first lady’s convoy attacked by gunmen, security personnel sustain injury

Osun State First Lady's convoy

Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, Osun first lady’s convoy came under attack by gunmen on Friday night while returning to Osogbo around Owode Ede Market.

According to a The Punch Metro, some security operatives attached to the convoy were injured in the attack.

Although details of the incident were still sketchy at the time of writing this report, sources in Owode, Ede, the scene of the incident, claimed that Mrs. Oyetola’s convoy was traveling to Osogbo and was in the area of Owode Market when intermittent gunshots were heard on Friday night at 8 o’clock.

Alayande, a local resident who wished to go by only that name, told the Punch Metro early Saturday morning that a truck had created obstruction of traffic when the convoy arrived Owode market junction.

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“It was while trying to make the truck driver to move that altercation ensued between security men attached to the convoy.

“I heard several gunshots where I stood near the junction. It was dark but there was altercation between security men and some people suspected to be hoodlums,” he said.

Osun police command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, has not responded to text message sent to her on the matter as of the time of filing this report.

But Information Officer to the office of the First Lady, Oluwatunmise Iluyomade, said the convoy was attacked.

She said “No life was lost in the incident. Some security personnel attached to the convoy sustained various degrees of injuries.”

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